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Engineer from Karnataka goes missing in Germany; distressed family seeks MEA help

A 26-year-old old engineer from Karnataka, Manjunath Choori, is feared missing from Hamburg city in Germany since Sunday afternoon.

Published: 23rd June 2017 08:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2017 08:22 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BAGALKOT: A 26-year-old old engineer from Karnataka, Manjunath Choori, is feared missing from Hamburg city in Germany since Sunday afternoon. He has not contacted his family in Bagalkot district of North Karnataka in three days. The worried family is requesting for the intervention of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to trace their son back.

Choori is pursuing his Masters in Hamburg. His apartment has been locked since Sunday afternoon. Choori’s friend Anil Deshpande who lives in Hamburg has lodged a complaint with Hamburg Police abot his friend going missing. The family in Bagalkot was informed.

Choori’s family said they have approached Bagalkot MP, P C Gaddigoudar, to expedite the search process with the help of the MEA. “We believe in god. We hope that god will help us by bringing back our brother safely,” said Kavita, elder sister of Choori.

Choori is a native of Simikeri village, located about 14 km from Bagalkot, and had last visited his home in November when his father passed away. His family members said he was depressed about his father’s death, but he never stopped calling his mother or his two elder sisters. “Since Sunday afternoon, however, we did not receive any call. One of his friends in Germany informed the family here. We also heard that there was a letter found in his room, but there is no clarity over it,” she said.

The district administration in Bagalkot is trying to reach MEA officials. “We are making our best efforts. The police in Germany are investigating the case. It’s said that Manjunath took his bicycle before he left his apartment on Sunday. Soon we shall be in touch with MEA officials for more updates,” said an official of the district administration.

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